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KENYA LODGE SAFARIS Aberdares | Shaba | Samburu Safaris

MKCL404: 04 Days: Aberdares | Shaba | Samburu Safaris

Day 01: Nairobi - Aberdares

Distance: 180 km (2 hrs 30 min). Morning drive through fertile Kikuyu land to the Aberdare Country Club for a farmhouse lunch. In the afternoon transfer to The Ark for an overnight floodlit game viewing. Overnight accommodation at The Ark, L,D.

Day 02: Aberdares - Shaba/Samburu

Distance: 210 km (3 hrs. 30 min.). Soon after breakfast at The Ark, rejoin your safari driver at the Aberdare Country Club and continue further north to the semi-desert area of Shaba National Reserve. Afternoon game viewing drive in this reserve. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 03: Shaba/Samburu

Early rise for a game viewing drive in the adjacent Samburu National Park. Breakfast at Samburu Serena Lodge. Further game viewing drive in the Park. Return to Sarova Shaba Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure for perhaps a game viewing drive in this reserve. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge, L L,D.

Day 04:  Shaba - Nairobi

Distance: 360 km (5 hrs. 30 min). After breakfast, drive south to Mt Kenya Safari Club for lunch. In the afternoon return to Nairobi, B.

Remarks

Only a small overnight bag is permitted, storage facilities are available at the "base hotel". Children below 7 are not admitted.

 

 


 
     

 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.